Every year there are men and women within our community that go above and beyond to help their communities, promote the sport, lend a helping hand to their fellow anglers, go out of their way to protect our natural resources, and most importantly, set a guiding example of what a true sportsman should look like. 

With this in mind, we have launched the HKB Sportsman of the year award

to be presented to one individual from our community that represents the best version of the community. 

We ask that you consider those you know who have had a major impact on this community and nominate them for this award.


Before nominating an individual for this award, please make sure that they meet the following criteria

  • Nominees must live in the State of Indiana.

  • Nominees must have been a part of IKA, SIYAK, GRBY, or KBF Challenge series, either as an angler, administrator, tournament director, or sponsor/partner during the 2022 season. 

  • Nominees must have impacted the community or our natural resources in a positive way. 

  • Must embody what it is to be a true sportsman.


The 2021 Nomination process has concluded. 

We will make an announcement when the 2022 nomination process is open.